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Skeleton Tree chords

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          Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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Written by: Cave/Cave, Ellis
From: "Skeleton Tree" (2016)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

There is a keyboard layer running through the song, adding notes 
that aren’t in the regular major and minor chords. I tried to 
incorporate them into the chords here. They sound beautiful, but 
it is of course possible to leave out all that and just play the 
regular chord shapes.

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capo: 3rd fret
play: C
key: Eb

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
Cadd9     x-3-2-0-3-0
Amadd4    x-0-2-5-3-0  
    or (easier, but omitting the minor 3rd): x-0-2-2-3-0
Fmaj7     1-3-3-2-1-0
Amadd9    x-0-2-4-1-0
G6        3-x-0-0-3-0
Bbadd#11  x-1-3-3-3-0

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[Intro]
| Cadd9 | Amadd4 | Fmaj7 | 


[Verse A]
Cadd9
 Sunday morning, skeleton tree
Amadd4               Fmaj7
  Oh, nothing is for free
Cadd9
 In the window, a candle
Amadd4               Fmaj7
  Well, maybe you can see


[Bridge]
Cadd9
 Fallen leaves
Bb                  Amadd9
  Thrown across the sky
          G6
A jittery TV


[Verse A]
Cadd9
  Glowing white like fire
Amadd4               Fmaj7
  Nothing is for free
Cadd9
  I called out, I called out
Amadd4             Fmaj7
  Right across the sea
Cadd9
  But the echo comes back in, dear
Amadd4               Fmaj7
  And nothing is for free


[Interlude] = Bridge + Verse variation
| Cadd9 | Bb | Amadd9 | G6 |
| Fmaj7 | Cadd9 | Amadd4 | Fmaj7 |



[Verse A]
Cadd9
 Sunday morning, skeleton tree
Amadd4                Fmaj7
  Pressed against the sky
Cadd9
  The jittery TV
Amadd4              Fmaj7
 Glowing white like fire


[Bridge]
Cadd9
 And I called out
Bb
 I called out
Amadd4             G
  Right across the sea


[Verse] variation
Fmaj7
 I called out
Cadd9
 I called out
Amadd4                Fmaj7
  That nothing is for free


[Outro]
          Cadd9      Amadd4   Fmaj7
And it's ... alright now
          Cadd9      Amadd4   Fmaj7
And it's ... alright now
          Cadd9      Amadd4   Fmaj7
And it's ... alright now

(repeat and fade)

            
            
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